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Kalamazoo Public Library

Organized in 1860 and opened to the general public in 1872, Kalamazoo Public Library (Kalamazoo, MI) now serves a district population of 119,000 through five locations plus multiple outreach ventures. Kalamazoo Public Library has received nationwide recognition for its innovative services and dedicated community support. In 2002, Kalamazoo Public Library was awarded the prestigious National Library of the Year award by Library Journal. More recently, KPL received a 2011 State History Award for the Local History section of its website, and was honored in 2012 with a Michigan State Librarian's Citation of Excellence Award.

Kalamazoo Public Library's American Libraries Collection will present unique materials of historical significance from KPL's Local History collection in digital format for non-commercial use and research purposes. The collection focuses on a broad range of printed materials, including historic catalogs, publications, journals, and previously unpublished manuscripts.

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I.O.O.F. Costumes and Regalia Catalog, The Henderson-Ames Co., Kalamazoo, MI (c.1910) Degree Staff Costumes, Regalia, Paraphernalia, Books, Blanks and Supplies for Odd Fellow Lodges, Net Catalogue Number Five. (Color, 140 pages.)
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, I.O.O.F., fraternal, Odd Fellows
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Highlights in Galesburg History Including History of William Rufus Shafter. Compiled and published in Galesurg, Michigan by Ayres Raymond, 1919. Digitized by Kalamazoo Public Library, January 2016.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, Galesburg, history
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by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company
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Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1914 Catalog "I", 104 pages (plus covers). Similar to catalog "H" with photographs of Gibson players and mandolin orchestras, and a color illustration of Gibson’s mandolin model F-4. Local History Room item number H 338.8 G45. Printed by Gage Printing Co., LTD., Battle Creek, Michigan. www.kpl.gov
Topics: Kalamazoo, Gibson, Kalamazoo Public Library, guitar, mandolin, banjo, manufacturing, musicians,...
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by E.E. Labadie
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Labadie's Souvenir of Picturesque Kalamazoo, "Containing Historical Sketch, Views of City and Public Buildings, School Houses, Churches, Private Residences, Business Streets, Factories and a few of the many Beauty Spots in and around Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1909. Published by E.E. Labadie.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, industry, commerce
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McCartney House, Parkwyn Village: Frank Lloyd Wright Architect by Helen E. McCartney, Kalamazoo MI. n.d. Description of the McCartney home with supporting documents from Wright (c.1949-50) and others. c.2000
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture, history
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Afro-American Journal and Directory, Souvenir Edition, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1894. "Compliments of the Afro-American Journal & Directory Publishing Company" (John L. Davis, publisher). 48 page booklet highlighting African American industry, economy, education, arts and religion in Kalamazoo, Michigan during the late 19th century. Contains vignettes about local African American business people and performers, with photos and advertising. Digitized by WMU Archives and Regional...
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, African American, musicians, churches, religion,...
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The accompanying piece was written by a onetime Kalamazoo Public Library staff member, Walter H. Siemsen (1911-1988). The 427 page manuscript was evidently written for the Kalamazoo Public Library’s centennial in 1972 with the hope of being published around that time. The first nine chapters alternate between the history of the city before 1910 and the history of education and libraries in Kalamazoo. The last six chapters focus exclusively on the library and the schools. A 1973 printer’s...
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, school, library, history
The Story of My Life (Vol. II) by Hon. George M. Buck, Kalamazoo, MI, c.1917 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, History, Memoir, Civil War
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by Michigan State Medical Society
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Souvenir : Michigan State Medical Society, Kalamazoo, Mich. 1893 Souvenir : Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Michigan State Medical Society, to be held Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, 1899, Kalamazoo, Mich. Michigan State Medical Society (printed by) Joseph D. Clement, 77-79 Clark St., Chicago. (34 pages) Photos, advertisements, officers, agenda, etc.  
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, medical, history
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by Parsons Business College
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Parsons' Business College. Established 1869. Located at Kalamazoo, Michigan. W.F. Parsons, President. Catalog Parsons Business College and Shorthand Institute. Kalamazoo, Michigan. Branches at Jackson and Alpena, Mich., and Duluth, Minn. W.F. Parsons, President, and Author, Parsons' Bookkeeping, Penmanship, Business and Social Forms. Carrie Parsons, Principal Shorthand Department and Author Parsons' Shorthand Manual. (c.1876, 20 pages)
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, education, business, history
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by Doubleday Brothers & Co., A.H. Berry Co.
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Commercial Kalamazoo c.1902 Promotional sketches, photos, and statistics about primary business concerns in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Published c.1902. (46 pages)
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Commercial Club, history
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by Wilkinson-Ryan-Haight Co. Publishers
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Pictorial Souvenir of the Police Department and Kalamazoo Michigan Wilkinson-Ryan-Haight Co. Publishers 1914. Photos by Austin, Kalamazoo, MI. Photos, advertisements, etc. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, police, officers, history, uniforms
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by Kalamazoo Commercial Club, Joseph D. Clement, Secretary
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The Lure of Kalamazoo 1909 Compiled under the auspices of the Commercial Club by Joseph D. Clement, Secretary, 1909 "Kalamazoo Michigan, Its Location, Climate, and Water Supply; Its Manufacturing, Commercial, and Educational Advantages; Its Beauty and Pleasure Spots and general Desirability as a place for Business or Residence."
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, business, commercial, education, history, recreation
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The Rough Riders Annual, 1926. Published by the students of the Roosevelt Junior High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1926. Names and photos of students, school activities, administrators, departments, clubs and athletics, with local advertisements.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, public school, Kalamazoo Public Library, students, education, history
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Waste Material Series Volume One : Paper and Paper Products by Marion R. Spear, O.T.R., Dir. of Occupational Therapy, Kalamazoo State Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Original Sketches by Aagot Juliet Peterson. Printed at Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1939. "This small book has been prepared for those who have little or no material with which to work, but who are endowed with imagination and with creative ability." (Preface)
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo State Hospital, crafts
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by George M. Buck
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The Story of My Life (Vol. I) by Hon. George M. Buck, Kalamazoo, MI, c.1915
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, History, Memoir, Civil War
Memoir written by George M. Buck, Kalamazoo, MI, c.1917. Describes his military experience in the Civil War (c.1862) as a member of Company C, 20th Michigan [Regiment] Infantry - of 3rd Congressional District. Enlisted 9 July 1862 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Civil War, Military
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by James P. Craig
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Picturesque Kalamazoo, 1890. 50 page booklet of Kalamazoo, Michigan, "Illustrated with Photo-Etchings of its Artistic Homes, Business Interests, Scenery and Surroundings with Descriptive Text." Published by James P. Craig, Chicago.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Industry, commerce, Kalamazoo Public Library
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by compiled by W.W. Van Sant, Chicago, printed by Will & Judson, Cleveland
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Kalamazoo Farm, S.A. Browne & Co., Proprietors 1893 Fifteenth Annual Catalogue of Richly Bred Trotting Stock at Kalamazoo Farm, Kalamazoo, Mich. S.A.Browne & Co., Proprietors. Compiled by W.W. Van Sant, Chicago. Press of Will & Judson, Cleveland, O. (138 pages)
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, history, horses, farming, agriculture
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by Ihling Bros. & Everard
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Kalamazoo Illustrated. A 62 page booklet of photographs and text, highlighting homes, parks, industries, and merchants in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Published in 1892 by Frank C. Dayton and Louis F. Allardt, Chiocago, for Ihling Bros. & Everard of Kalamazoo. Illustrations by Chicago Photo-Engraving Co.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, industry, retail
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by Originally published and distributed by the Metropolitan Club of Kalamazoo
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Kalamazoo, Michigan street directory, published in 1943 by the Metropolitan Club of Kalamazoo. 40 pages plus covers. Gives population and other census information, plus an alphabetical list of streets and their locations.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, Streets
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by Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce
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Kalamazoo Wholesale - Service & Education Center of Southwestern Michigan. Good Location for Manufacture and Mid-continent Distribution. Chamber of Commerce 1925
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, commercial, industrial, education, history
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by Kalamazoo Tank and Silo Company
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Kalamazoo Tank and Silo Company Catalog c.1918
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Farming, Architecture
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by Kalamazoo Commercial Club
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The Lure of Kalamazoo 1912 A Pictorial Presentation of Its Many Advantages for Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Life in 1912. Compiled by The Commercial Club Second Edition. Text by Louis H. Conger. Photos by G.W. Austin, Henry Dornbush, Louis H. Conger, and others. Halftones by Crescent Engraving Co. Paper by Riverview Coated Paper Co. Cover stock by Kalamazoo Paper Co. Printed by Ihling Bros. Everard Co. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, commercial, industrial, residential, history
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by Michigan State Teachers' Association
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Kalamazoo and Education : A Souvenir. Presented to the visiting teachers of the Michigan State Teachers' Association, October 29 and 30, 1914 (52 pages). Photos, history and statistics about education in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, teaching, education, history
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by Kalamazoo Police Relief Fund Association
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“Made for You in Kalamazoo” Directory Of Streets and Business Advertising of Kalamazoo, Michigan 1920. Harry C. Freeman, Manager. Benj. F. Taffee, Chief of Police. Printed by Horton-Beimer Press, Kalamazoo, Mich. Published by Kalamazoo Police Relief Fund Association 1920. "This book contains a complete street directory of Kalamazoo and is the compliments of the Kalamazoo Police Relief Fund Association and Merchants and Manufacturers whose ads appear herein." 128 pages. Digitized...
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, streets, history, directory, police, adveritsing
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Anne Bradford Buck (1846-1906), wife of George M. Buck, both early Kalamazoo, MI, residents. A memorial tribute written c.1906.
Topics: Kalamazoo, History, Memorial
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part One. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs
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A Glimpse of Kalamazoo the Beautiful, a 32 page booklet highlighting visual scenes in and around Kalamazoo, Michigan c. 1912. Local hotels, banks, parks, churches and homes are highlighted in text and photos.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, history
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by Marion R. Spear
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Waste Material Series Volume Two : Textiles  by Marion R. Spear, O.T.R., Dir. of Occupational Therapy, Kalamazoo State Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Original Sketches by Aagot Juliet Peterson. Copyright 1939 Marion R. Spear. Printed at Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1939. "This is the second of a series of books on the use of waste materials. It is planned for those who are interested in planning articles of usefulness and beauty from discarded cloth and clothing at little or no expense to the...
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo State Hospital, asylum, crafts, art
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by Printed by Maynard & Clark, Printers
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Seventy-Five Years History of the First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 1911. "An address delivered at the celebration of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Organization of the church, March fifth to twelfth, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, by Rev. John E. Smith, Pastor of the Church." Digitized by Kalamazoo Public Library, January 2016.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, religion, history
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by Garland Buggy Company
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Garland Buggy Co. Wholesale Manufacturers Carriages and Sleighs, Kalamazoo, Michigan c.1897-1902
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by Carl Kay
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In December 1930, musician Carl Kay embarked on an "Around the World" cruise aboard the Red Star Line's SS Belgenland as a member of Fischer's World's Fair Orchestra of Kalamazoo, Michigan. During the four month, 29,000 mile, sixty-city cruise, the group entertained guests (including Albert Einstein and Douglas Fairbanks) on board the ship and in hotels and ballrooms at stops along the way. This 164 page document contains Mr. Kay's handwritten journal of their travels with photographs...
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, cruise, SS Belgenland, Red Star Line, musician, music, band, orchestra, travel
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by Nazarene Print, Kalamazoo, MI
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Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan Rules and Other Valuable Information. Printed by Nazarene Print, Nazareth, Kalamazoo County, Michigan 1907. Digitized by Kalamazoo Public Library, February 2016.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, burial, death, Nazarene, church, Catholic, cemetery, graveyard
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by Kalamazoo Fire Department Relief Fund Association
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"History of the Kalamazoo Fire Department, Containing Historical Information Carefully Gleaned from all Available Sources and from Fire Department Records. Published by the Kalamazoo Fire Department Relief Fund Association. The Proceeds to be Applied to the Relief Fund and for the Entertainment of the State Association of Firemen, June, Nineteen Hundred. Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ihling Bros. & Everard, Printers. 1900" 99 pages. Digitized in June 2016 by Kalamazoo Public Library. Note:...
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, fire, firemen, firefighters, history
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Eleven. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by Gilmore Bros. Department Store
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Modes and Fabrics, Published Monthly by Gilmore Bros Department Store, Kalamazoo, Michigan, June 1894. 30 pages of articles and advertisements about fashion, clothing, home decorating, and personal goods. Published June 1894 by Gilmore Bros., Kalamazoo, MI. Digitized by Kalamazoo Public Library, February 2016.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, retail, store, fashion, clothing, history, historical, dry...
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Three. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by Kalamazoo Development Company
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Parkwood residential neighborhood development promotional brochure, published by the Kalamazoo Improvement Company, Kalamazoo, MI., 1913. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, residential, development, neighborhood, Kalamazoo Public Library
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Seven. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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Gull Lake Michigan: Between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. An Ideal Place for a Summer Vacation. Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Dancing, Golfing, Cool Breezes, Dry-High Altitude. Published (c.1915) by F.S. Kenfield, Augusta, MI. Compiled by J.C. Wells, Monadnock Block, Chicago. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, vacationing, recreation, history, leisure, resort, lake,...
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by Caroline Parsons, Parsons Business College
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Parsons' Lessons in Munson Phonography. Prepared with a view to simplify the study by Caroline Parsons, Principal of Shorthand and Typewriting Department of Parsons' Business College, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 1906. 59 pages. Digitized by Kalamazoo Public Library, December 2015. www.kpl.gov
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Education, Learning, History, Business
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by Horton-Beimer Press
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Kalamazoo and Education, M.S.T.A. 1914. A Souvenir. Presented to the visiting teachers of the Michigan State Teachers' Association, October 29 and 30, 1914. Cover paper from Standard Paper Co., Inside paper from Bryant Paper Co. Printed by the Horton-Beimer Press. 52 pages with text and photos. Digitized February 2016 by Kalamazoo Public Library. www.kpl.gov
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, education, schools, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo...
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Two. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Five. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Eight. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Six. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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Early Days in Climax (Michigan). Reminiscences by F. Hodgman. Privately published in 1905. 53 pages. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Climax, history, stories
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by Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce
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Kalamazoo, A City of Industries. A 21 page booklet published in 1927 by the Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce that highlights Kalamazoo, Michigan as a "Wholesale Service and Educational Center of Southwestern Michigan." Photographs of prominent buildings, parks and industry, with descriptive text and statistics.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, industry, statistics, commerce
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A collection of miniature postcard views of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Published in 1905 by Tom Jones, Publishers of Scenic Souvenirs, Cincinnati, Ohio,
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Postcards, Photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Nine. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by Gregory, Mayer & Thom Co., Detroit
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Bronson Hospital Annual Report for year ending October 1, 1917. Kalamazoo, MI.  35 pages w/ photos. Digitized by Kalamazoo Public Library, January 2016. Printed by Gregory, Mayer & Thom Co., Detroit. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Bronson Hospital, healthcare, history, business
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by St. Augustine's Church, Kalamazoo, MI
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"Souvenir Silver Jubilee St. Augustine's Church '94 Kalamazoo" - The Kalamazoo Augustinian , Vol. IV., Kalamazoo, Mich, July, 1894, Jubilee Edition." "History of the Catholic Church in Kalamazoo" 42 pages.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Church, Catholic, Catholicism, history
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by Ihling Bros. & Everard
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Kalamazoo (Michigan) Churches. Souvenir by East Ave. M.E. Church. 1894. 24 pages w/ illustrations, photographs, and advertisements and church histories. Printed by Ihling Bros & Everard, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Digitized by Kalamazoo Public Library, January 2016. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, religion, churches, history
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by Gilmore Bros. Store, Kalamazoo
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A history of the Gilmore Bros. Department Store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1881-1944. Compiled by Nellie M. Burlingham. Written narrative, photos, newspaper advertisements.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, retail, store, company, dry goods, clothing, history
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Twelve. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Four. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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Kalamazoo The Celery City 1904 promotional booklet w/ photos of the city and environs. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo Public Library
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Proceedings of the 9th Annual Reunion of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Association, held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 20th June 1878. Gives details of the day's events and names of those who participated.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Civil War, Military History, Kalamazoo Public Library
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by W.H. Parish Publishing
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Art Work of City of Kalamazoo Part Ten. Published in twelve parts by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company, Chicago. 1894. Photographs and text.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, photographs, buildings, architecture, Americana
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by American Medical Association
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Diphtheria in the City of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1884 by H.B. Hemenway, A.M., M.D., Late Health Officer of Kalamazoo. Reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association, February 27, 1886. Chicago: Printed at the Office of the Association. 1886. 8 pages, digitized by Kalamazoo Public Library, January 2016. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalamazoo Public Library, health, history, medical, disease
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by Kalamazoo Art Association
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A small 15 page booklet about the Kalamazoo Art Association, published for the 1911-12 season. Gives a history of the organization (formed in 1909), a list of officers, membership list, etc., with color illustration "Feeding the Chickens" by Willy Martens (Netherlands). Published by Horton-Beimer Press Printers, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Paper, courtesy of Monarch Paper Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo Art Association, Art, club, history
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by Eleanor Lee
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Eleanor Troxell "Bookshelves" Dedication, Presented by Eleanor Lee, November 22, 1944. A hand-written memorial. "Miss Eleanor Troxell, for fifteen years Supervisor of Early Elementary Grades in Kalamazoo (Michigan), passed away on May 29th, 1943, after a comparatively brief illness. A suggestion that BOOK SHELVES for children, named after her, would be a fitting way to express the warm affection in which she was held, was made by Miss Irma Archbold and Miss Beatrice Bacome. The...
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, schools, education
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Newspaper format overview of businesses and industry in Kalamazoo, Michigan, c. 1904
Topics: Business, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, Industry, Biography
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Handwritten notebook from the Verhage family in Kalamazoo, Michigan, c.1936-1940. 
Topics: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library, farming, family, agriculture, accounting